first_img5 Money Won LEWIS AND CLUBHOUSE RIDE IN SYNC TOMORROW 0 42% $77,391 Richard Baltas37 2 Mike Smith19 JockeyMts 4 ITM% 3 Win% ITM% $259,379 6 Michael McCarthy12 9 33% 1st 43% 14% 45% 11 31% 1 3 6 STREAKING FASHIONABLY FAST EYES 5TH STRAIGHT Drayden Van Dyke36 10 $106,431 1    33% 3 43% 44% Joel Rosario61 13 $79,215 1 22% 15 58% 5 1 3 $561,249 41% $284,877 4 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 17th, 2020A Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella: Part 2 of 2 42% Bob Baffert26 Mario Gutierrez27 17% $730,740 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS BAY AREA’S STEVE SPECHT READY, WILLING, ‘ABEL’ 55% $497,242 18% 2nd CALIFORNIA’S LEADING PROPONENT: ALEXANDER THE GREATA day of racing which showcases California-breds without a Nick Alexander owned or bred horse would be rare indeed these days, like an NFL game without a single review.Not to worry Saturday when the 77-year-old native of Santa Monica has three horses he owns and bred entered on Santa Anita’s nine-race program featuring runners from the Golden State: Desmond Doss in the $250,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank; Just Grazed Me in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint; and Lieutenant Dan in the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint.They are three of five stakes tomorrow focusing on California-bred runners, the others being the $200,000 California Cup Derby and the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint.Desmond Doss, Just Grazed Me and Lieutenant Dan were all sired by Alexander’s prolific homebred gray stud Grazen, who stands at Nick’s Horse Haven Farm in Santa Ynez for $6,000 live foal.“Grazen is 14 now,” said Alexander, Chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC). “He set a personal record year last year when his offspring won nine stakes, including two graded stakes. S Y Sky won the Monrovia and Just Grazed Me won the Ken Maddy, both Grade III’s.“Desmond won a turf sprint at 5 ½ furlongs last out on Jan. 5. He ran there because that’s all there was. We know he’s a two-turn horse so we didn’t expect him to win; we just expected him to pass a few horses and get something out of it. He surprised us and mowed ’em down (getting up by a head at odds of nearly 8-1).” The gray four-year-old’s prior three races were at a mile or longer.Desmond Doss is named for the United States Army corporal who served as a combat medic with an infantry company in World War II, distinguishing himself in the Battle of Okinawa by saving 75 men, becoming the only conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war. His remarkably heroic life has been the subject of books and the gripping 2016 film, Hacksaw Ridge.Saturday is more than just a day at the races for Alexander, who resides on his 280-acre Santa Ynez ranch where he is an active and enthusiastic hands-on participant, from the birth of foals to their racing days, preferring to thrive on the highs and shun the lows.“I was very, very lucky that my children were able to take over my (automobile) business and allow me to retire relatively early so I could spend full time at the ranch,” said Alexander, who graduated from Pasadena High School and spent two years at USC before he began hawking four-wheeled vehicles and later four-legged Thoroughbreds.“The ranch life is what I enjoy most, staying up all night waiting for a mare to foal, seeing that little guy stand up and nurse. You’re there for those moments, then you see them get weaned, you break them, send them off to the race track and hope they do well.“You’re never sure which ones are going to succeed and which ones aren’t. Horses are incredible animals. They teach you patience and humility and they’re so much fun to be around. They’re family. We raise our own feed, so I’ve become a pretty decent farmer besides being a horse lover. We raise alfalfa and oats . . . I enjoy that part of it, too.“The amazing thing is sometimes it’s the more modest mares that produce your most successful race horses. Of the ones we have entered Saturday, Lieutenant Dan is out of mare (Excusabull) I think I paid $10,000 for. Just Grazed Me is out of a mare (Fairway Road) that was given to me by some people who raced but didn’t breed.“When the mare was done racing, they didn’t want to put her in a sale; they just gave her to me and she produced Just Grazed Me, who’s a graded stakes winner.“You never know. Sometimes the expensive mares or the mares that are great on the race track aren’t as good as broodmares, so there’s a lot of unexpected good news and unexpected bad news.”But for Nick Alexander, the glass always seems half full.The Unusual Heat Turf Classic, race six of nine with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Ward ‘n Jerry, Umberto Rispoli, 5-2; Cono, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Accountability, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; The Hunted, Tiago Pereira, 9-5; Wound Tight, Abel Cedillo, 5-1; Desmond Doss, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-1; Mobou, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; and Ashleyluvssugar, Flavien Prat, 7-2.The Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, race three: Just Grazed Me, Geovanni Franco, 6-5; Into Rissa, Tiago Pereira, 50-1; Stealthediamonds, Agapito Delgadillo, 5-2; Show It N Moe It, Rafael Bejarano, 9-2; Apache Princess, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Lakerball, Abel Cedillo, 12-1; and Lippy, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1.The Cal Cup Sprint, race five: Baja Sur, Juan Hernandez, 5-2; Fashionably Fast, Tiago Pereira, 9-5; Oliver, Abel Cedillo, 4-1; Heck Yeah, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Brandothebartender, Umberto Rispoli, 15-1; Lieutenant Dan, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-2; and League of Shadows, Ruben Fuentes, 30-1.LEWIS HOPES KARMA IS KING ON SATURDAYTrainer Craig Lewis might have karma going for him Saturday when he sends out Club Aspen in the $200,000 California Cup Derby and Warren’s Showtime in the $200,000 California Cup Oaks.Both runners drew post position five and both runners will be ridden by apprentice Jorge Velez, a budding star from the Island Nation of Puerto Rico that has produced a plethora of riding greats from Angel Cordero Jr. to the Ortiz brothers, Irad Jr. and Jose.Both horses have the same sire, the “now” stallion Clubhouse Ride, standing this year for $3,500 live foal at Legacy Ranch in Clements, CA.“I don’t have any current update on his figures,” Lewis said of Clubhouse Ride, a 12-year-old son of Candy Ride who won five of 43 starts including two victories in the Grade II Californian Stakes, one at Hollywood Park and one at Santa Anita. He earned $1,341,132.“I can just tell you this,” Lewis continued. “His stats are shockingly good. He’s really hot. I thought he’d be good but he’s exceeded expectations by far. It’s pretty exciting.”No jockey but Velez has ridden Club Aspen and Warren’s Showtime in their combined 12 career starts. The 21-year-old native of Bayaman, Puerto Rico, won the King Glorious on Club Aspen at Los Alamitos and the Surfer Girl on Warren’s Showtime at Santa Anita.“Jorge is very familiar with both horses,” said 72-year-old Los Angeles native Lewis,conditioner of Warren’s Showtime for breeder Benjamin Warren, who owns the chestnut filly with his wife, Sally.Lewis trains Club Aspen for his older brother, Larry, for whom the 1995 Santa Anita Derby winner Larry the Legend was named.“My brother Larry is Larry the Legend,” Craig emphasized. “He managed the Long Beach Little League team that became the first one from the United States to win the international World Series two years in a row back in the early 1990’s. It had never been done before and hasn’t been done since.“Both horses are coming up to their races well,” added Lewis, currently supervising 20 head. “The only caveat with Showtime is I had to miss a little time with her and she might be a tad short, but as far as soundness and mental condition, she’s a very nice filly.“We hope everything goes our way,” continued the worldly Lewis, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal-Berkeley and studied law at Pacific Coast College, “but in horse racing, a little luck always helps.”The Cal Cup Derby, race seven: Bettor Trip Nick, Catalino Martinez, 5-2; Dapper, Geovanni Franco, 20-1; Sacred Rider, Abel Cedillo, 12-1; Summer Fire, Mike Smith, 6-1; Club Aspen, Jorge Velez, 3-1; Rookie Mistake, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Indian Peak, Juan Hernandez, 10-1; Fast Enough, Tiago Pereira, 6-1; and Big Returns, Ruben Fuentes, 5-1.The Cal Cup Oaks, race eight: Almost a Factor, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Wise Rachel, Juan Hernandez, 10-1; Bulletproof One, Ruben Fuentes, 8-1; Been Studying Her, Mike Smith, 4-1; Warren’s Showtime, Jorge Velez, 3-1; Smokin Hot Bobbie, Rafael Bejarano, 20-1; Midnight Sunrise, Geovanni Franco, 20-1; Homehome, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Smiling Shirlee, Umberto Rispoli, 10-1; Cholula Lips, Tyler Baze, 6-1; California Kook, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; and Warrior’s Moon, Abel Cedillo, 6-1.SPECHT, CEDILLO REUNITE IN CALIFORNIA DERBYWith Santa Anita putting up big bucks for Cal-breds tomorrow, Steve Specht is making his annual pilgrimage from his Bay Area headquarters in a bid to pick up a shekel or two.Specht sends out Sacred Rider in the California Cup Derby with former Bay Area stalwart Abel Cedillo in the irons.“The horse is starting to figure things out,” Specht said of the Lucky Pulpit gelding owned and bred by long-time clients and supporters of the Cal-bred program, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams. “He’s becoming more mature and has run pretty well his last few starts.“Last time (third behind Indian Peak at Golden Gate Fields on Dec. 27) he just got outrun by that horse trained by Quinn Howey pretty handily down the lane. I beat him a couple times before but Howey’s horse had trouble in those races. He got out in the clear the other day and rolled by me pretty good.“My horse has run on dirt and the other horse hasn’t, so that could give us an advantage, although Howey’s horse might love dirt more than the turf or synthetic, so who knows? Sacred Rider tries hard and has kind of figured things out lately, so if he can get a decent trip, we should be OK.”Specht and Cedillo are having a reunion of sorts in the race.“I pretty much started him riding,” Steve recalled. “He was galloping horses for (retired trainer) Greg Gilchrist and he told me Cedillo would be all right, give him a shot. He won quite a few races for me up north.”FASHIONABLY FAST HAS ACT TOGETHER FOR CAL CUP SPRINTFashionably Fast seeks his fifth straight victory and his third stakes in a row Saturday in the Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint.The five-year-old Lucky Pulpit gelding will once again be ridden by Tiago Pereira, who has been aboard in 13 of his 14 starts, winning five. “He’s doing well, no excuses,” said Dean Pederson, who trains Fashionably Fast for owner Harris Farms (also the breeder), Per Antonsen and John Nicoletti. “He’s always been a talented horse but mentally, he wasn’t there.“His last couple of races he’s behaved himself pretty well in the paddock, and he schooled good this week. It’s just been a case of maturity.”FINISH LINES: Chris St. Claire, owner of California-bred claiming horse turned graded stakes winner Queen Bee to You will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Saturday, while private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young will do honors Sunday, both days at 11:20 a.m. in the XBTV studio . . . Santa Anita offers Dollar Day on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday card Monday when first post time is 12:30 p.m. Hot dogs will be on sale for $2 and beer and soda for a buck apiece . . . If there is no single ticket winner in today’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, Santa Anita will guarantee $1 million in the Jackpot pool Saturday.  Also, $500,000 will be guaranteed in Saturday’s Late Pick 4 . . .Santa Anita’s Paddock Captain John Shear was honored after today’s third race on the occasion of his 99th birthday which he celebrates today. Ninety-nine is just a number to the positive thinking and ever active Shear, remindful of these words from the late Satchel Paige, who at 42 was the oldest rookie in Major League baseball history: “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, age don’t matter.” 2 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 12) 1 9 22% 73% Philip D’Amato28 Flavien Prat42 28% 2nd 25% Money Won Abel Cedillo65 1st 4 10 Ruben Fuentes18 3 3rd Richard Mandella13 1 2 35% 2 Doug O’Neill33 25% A Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella: Part 1 of 2Beloved Santa Anita Paddock Captain John Shear Turns 99 Years Old on January 17thWORKOUTS:Bolo (Gaines) 1-16-20Mucho Gusto (Baffert) 1-16-20Bold Endeavor (Papaprodromou) 1-16-20Mystic Flight (Ellis) 1-16-20Tiny Tina (Outside) and Malakai Moxie (D’Amato) 1-14-20High Velocity (Inside) (Baffert) 1-14-20Legends of War (O’ Neill) 1-13-20Desmond Doss (Outside) and Lucky Long Legs (D’Amato) 1-13-20 Steve Knapp12 ALEXANDER FRONT AND CENTER ON CAL CUP DAY 19% 5 4 $485,014 Win% 26% 4 12% 2 2 3 33% 83% 11% 5 4 62% 1 28% $339,465 5 0 5 $210,452 $591,780 62% $301,908 Jeff Bonde6 Craig Anthony Lewis11 4 $525,342 50% 2 TrainerSts $181,391 3 $609,682 0 1 54% Umberto Rispoli22 3rd 0 42% 7 27% 7 8 7 Peter Miller24 15 5 $1,006,032 25% $106,560last_img read more

Kingad eyes to bounce back in ONE: Visions of Victory

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Soriano, meanwhile, aims to stop his slump when he faces another hometown bet in Muhammad Aimon in a featherweight matchup.The erstwhile unbeaten Kingad lost his first shot at a world title in just the opening round as Moraes, a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt, applied the rear-naked choke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHaving dropped three of his last four fights, it’s now or never for Soriano if he wants to revive his career. His last two bouts ended early via TKO against China’s Chen Lei last November and Malaysia’s Saiful Merican a little over a year ago.Moraes, the current flyweight titleholder, and Reece McLaren of Australia will headline the card’s main event. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Marathoner vows to conquer North Pole Also, Christian Lee eyes to continue his winning ways against Kazunori Yokota of Japan. Lee, the younger brother of women’s atomweight champion Angela, is Apart from Subba and Aimon, three other Malaysians in Agilan Thani, Jihin Radzuan and Hisyam Samsudin will fight in front of their hometown crowd.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino fighters Danny Kingad and Burn Soriano hope to get back on track when they face separate opponents in ONE: Visions of Victory on March 9 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Kingad, who is coming off a submission defeat at the hands of Adriano Moraes three months ago, looks to redeem himself against Gianni Subba of Malaysia in the flyweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

Fall classic: Wild trip for Boston infielder Nunez in Game 3

first_imgBoston Red Sox third baseman Eduardo Nunez falls into the stands after catching a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the 13th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — This was a true fall classic for Eduardo Nunez.The Boston third baseman became a one-man blooper reel when he flipped, tripped, tumbled and sprawled Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “A little sore today, but I’ll be fine tomorrow,” Nunez said.In a crazy game with lots of late twists and turns, no one better exemplified that than Nunez.His follies began in the Boston 13th when, with Nunez batting, Brock Holt took off from first on a pitch that bounced. Catcher Austin Barnes scrambled to retrieve the ball in the batter’s box, burrowed into Nunez’s legs and spun him hard onto his back.“When the catcher ran over him, he felt he was in bad shape,” Cora said. “But like I told him, he’s like, ‘I’m not coming out.’ I said, ‘Well, you can’t come out. We have no more players.’”Instead, Nunez was just getting warmed up.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “He was all over the place, huh?” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said.All that, and he didn’t even enter until the 10th inning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNunez wound up hitting the dirt — and the seats — at Dodger Stadium in the longest Series game ever, a 3-2 win in 18 innings by Los Angeles that cut Boston’s edge to 2-1.READ: Dodgers beat Red Sox in longest World Series game MOST READ Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He steadied himself and hit a tapper that reliever Scott Alexander fielded on the right side. Nunez made a dive into first base and jarred himself as Alexander’s throw went wild, scoring Holt with the go-ahead run.In the bottom half, Max Muncy was on first with one out when Cody Bellinger hit a foul popup near the third-base seats. The overshifted Nunez went a long way to make the catch, but backed into the low wall and flipped into the stands .Nunez somehow emerged from the seats with a smile.“I was just laughing because everything happened in the wrong time. Unbelievable,” he said. “Any more players this happens every time?”Muncy moved to second on the play, and scored to make it 2-all when second baseman Ian Kinsler threw away Yasiel Puig’s grounder.Nunez wasn’t quite finished, either.In the 16th, he cut across the diamond for Puig’s popup. He caught the ball — and a few more bruises, probably — when he tripped and did a face-first pratfall on the mound.Once again, he stayed in the game.“We no have any more players, so I no have choice. I have to be playing,” he said, laughing.Cora appreciated Nunez’s determination. The 31-year-old from the Dominican Republic hit a three-run homer in the opener. LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It was a tough one for him, but he gave us a great effort. He actually played a good game. He was limping all over the place,” he said.“It is what it is. There’s a lot of guys a little banged up, but they grind it out,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Victim nabs carjacker, accomplice escapes with car

first_imgA would-be carjacker is in custody and Police are hunting his accomplice, after their intended victim put up a fight and managed to detain one of his attackers.The accomplice did manage to make off with the white Toyota 212 car, HB 4955, belonging to Garfield Griffith, during a brazen midday attack on Wednesday.Guyana Times spoke with the 54-year-old Griffith, who resides at Crane, West Coast Demerara, and he related his ordeal.Garfield Griffith subdued one of his attackersGriffith told this publication that he usually engaged in construction work and when not doing this, he would operate his car as a taxi.On Wednesday, he went to a Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara (ECD) worksite where he was doing a construction job, along with three workmen.According to Griffith, about noon, the workmen decided to take lunch. They were seated under a nearby building, while he decided to sit in his car to take his lunch.He related that while taking his lunch, two young men, appearing to be in their mid-20s, rode up to his vehicle and enquired if he had any jobs available.Griffith stated that he told the young men he was unable to employ them at this point in time and they subsequently rode off towards the seawall.He said about 10 minutes later, he noticed one of the young men walking back towards the car.Griffith said he observed the other young man, also heading towards the car but from another direction.He added that the first young man to approach him asked if he had a ‘spanner’ to lend him, while the second one said to him “big man, we gah get wuk”.Griffith told Guyana Times while responding to the young men, he noticed one of them reaching into his crotch area and retrieved a bottle before throwing some kind of noxious substance on his face and punching him.Griffith said he was seated in the passenger seat of his car during the altercation, but as soon as the young man attacked him with the noxious substance, he immediately lunged out of the car and grabbed him.While he was wrestling with the young man, the other one jumped into the driver’s seat of the vehicle, started it and made good his escape.His accomplice was not so lucky, as Griffith did not relent and soon managed to overpower the would-be hijacker, who was subsequently tied up, and the Police summoned to the scene.Guyana Times was told that the young man has since been refusing to cooperate with the Police.Up to press time, there was no word as to whether his accomplice had been arrested.last_img read more

Man confesses to slitting throat of friend after drinking spree

first_imgOne man is now in custody and has since confessed to the murder of 30-year-old Godrell Joseph of Kamarang River, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) during a drinking spree Friday last.This is according to “F” Division (Interior locations) Commander Kevin Adonis, who confirmed that the suspect told investigators there had been an old grievance between him and the now deceased.Joseph had allegedly cut the suspect across his face some time back, and as the two men were out on Friday, the suspect, who was under the influence, sought to exact vengeance.Joseph was seen with his friends at a bar at the Kamarang Water Front area on Thursday last around 20:00h. The group of men were said to have been imbibing alcohol for a lengthy period.However, Joseph’s body was later found lying in a pool of blood on Friday. Upon first glance, there were a wound to the right side of Joseph’s neck.Two men who were identified as friends of Joseph, and who were reportedly in his company on Thursday night, were arrested for questioning in relation to the murder.A Police source told this newspaper on Friday that a post mortem has already been conducted on Joseph’s body, and it has been determined that the cause of his death was an incised wound to his neck.Despite the man confessing to the crime, investigations into the matter continue.However, the suspect who is presently in Police custody is expected to be arraigned for Joseph’s murder in this new week.last_img read more

MLB notes: ‘Whoa!’ Ramirez reports to BoSox camp

first_img“I don’t think there’s anything productive for us to engage in a war,” Fehr said. “We spend a lot of time in this country lately with lawyers trying to get public relations advantage on things. I’m not sure that when you’re dealing with rights which may be in some sense fairly technical and legal that you ought to be doing that.” On another drug-related issue, Fehr said the union will “take a hard look” at any verified test to detect human growth hormone. That drug cannot be detected by a urine test, and a blood test is in its early stages of use. Yankees update: On the injury front, right fielder Bobby Abreu is expected to miss at least two weeks after straining his right oblique during batting practice. Also, an MRI exam and X-rays taken showed a bone bruise on the left foot of pitcher Carl Pavano, who was hit on the instep by a liner during batting practice Saturday. New York Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon rejoined the team in Tampa, Fla., after a two-day excused absence to tend to a personal matter. Damon spent the weekend at home with his family in the Orlando area. He didn’t discuss specifics, but said the issue has been resolved. He said it did not involve his father or infant daughter, who was born in January. “Everything is great,” he said. “Fortunately a little personal matter that I had take to care of was in February and not in June or July or anytime during the season. … It’s a non-issue now.” Burying the hatchet: St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and third baseman Scott Rolen are talking again, and both agree the rift that began during the 2006 postseason is over. The two shook hands last week outside La Russa’s office at the Cardinals’ spring training complex in Jupiter, Fla. The two had not spoken since the disagreement began. “It’s a dead issue,” Rolen said. “It’s healthy to be a dead issue. Walking around with a wall between you isn’t very healthy for any relationship.” La Russa said he never had an issue with Rolen, even as their deteriorating relationship was publicized during the team’s World Series run last October. “There were some problems there when he didn’t play,” La Russa said. “Scott gets treated the way he deserves to be treated, which is as an outstanding player, and is one of our leaders. I never had any issue with it. Never.” Big Unit sore, but fine: Randy Johnson felt a little sore after throwing off the mound in Tucson, Ariz., but said that was to be expected. It was Johnson’s second session off a mound in his comeback from back surgery. He said the soreness was “the residual effects from the first time out.” “My back’s a little stiff, the legs are stiff, arm’s stiff,” Johnson said. Also: Braves manager Bobby Cox aligned his spring training rotation to ensure that John Smoltz would be ready to pitch Atlanta’s opener in Philadelphia on April 2. … Oft-injured Chicago Cubs pitcher Mark Prior was pushed up to start next Monday in a spring training game against the Seattle Mariners. … Barry Bonds will not play in San Francisco’s Cactus League opener Thursday against the Cubs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Manny Ramirez reported to Red Sox training camp Monday morning in Fort Myers, Fla., three days ahead of his anticipated arrival but four days after Boston’s first full workout. The team had given the slugging left fielder permission to report Thursday, the day after its first exhibition game, for family reasons. His mother underwent surgery recently. He smiled and chatted in Spanish with teammates and unloaded boxes of baseball shoes from a carton, then put on his baseball pants. He was at the camp to take his team physical and started hitting in the batting cage at about 9:15 a.m. “What’s going on here?” catcher Doug Mirabelli said when he saw 15reporters clustered near Ramirez’s locker. Then, Mirabelli saw Ramirez and said, “Whoa!” Union will advise players on steroid probe: The players’ association will offer advice but said it’s the choice of each individual whether to cooperate with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell’s investigation into steroids use. “We haven’t made any comment about the Mitchell investigation specifically,” union head Donald Fehr said. “What you should expect, however, is that any time any player has an issue with that or something arises, then we will give them whatever our best advice is under the circumstances, and then players make their individual decisions.” Mitchell, hired by commissioner Bud Selig just before the start of the 2006 season, warned baseball owners in January that a lack of cooperation with his investigation into steroid use will “significantly increase” the chances of government involvement. center_img But Ramirez emerged from the trainer’s room and sat down at his locker at 8:54 a.m. Monday. “Please move,” he told a reporter politely. “I need some space.” last_img read more

Beaverlodge RCMP seek assistance in locating missing youth

first_imgUPDATE – As of 6:30 a.m. RCMP advise that Sophia Lamb has been located safe and unharmed.BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – Beaverlodge RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Sophia Lamb.According to RCMP, Lamb was last seen on July 6 in Wembley.- Advertisement -Lamb is described as:Caucasian female5’6″ tall, 154 lbs.Brown hair, hazel eyesThere is a general concern for her wellbeing.Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is being asked to call Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2485 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Advertisementlast_img

The Warm Up with the Two Mikes – Sunday, June 5

first_imgThe Two Mikes took over from Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning to tackle the important – and utterly trivial – sporting matters of the day.Listen above or, to get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for free.last_img


first_imgAn angler has been ordered to appear before a judge today to explain why he threatened a fisheries officer with stones during an altercation over alleged illegal fishing.Judge Conal Gibbons ordered the arrest of Oliver Breen from Sandhills in Dunfanaghy.Falcarragh District Court heard yesterday how Breen was spotted by Inland Fisheries Officer Cormac Goulding using an illegal single barbed hook on June 24th last on the Rover Ray in Falcarragh. When challenged Breen gave a false name and then refused to give his fishing rod to officer Goulding.Following a struggle the rod snapped and Breen waded across the river away from officers.When Officer Goulding tried to follow Breen, he claims he was threatened by Breen who picke dup some stones and said he wouldn’t be afraid to use them on the fisheries officer.Mr Goulding left but contacted Gardai who identified the alleged culprit as Breen.Officer Goulding and Gardai called to Breen’s home some day’s later and he admitted being there.However, Breen failed to appear in court yesterday and had no legal representation.Judge Conal Gibbons said he was annoyed that Breen had not even bothered to come to court and issued an arrest warrant for him to appear at Letterkenny District Court today.He said the job of a fisheries officer was a difficult one but he said it had the same powers as Gardai in this case.He said he took a very serious view of anyone who threatened fisheries officers and wanted to hear what Breen had to say for himself before he passed sentence.“We can’t have such officers being threatened in such a manner,” said Judge Gibbons.ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR ANGLER WHO THREATENED FISHERIES OFFICER was last modified: April 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:anglerFalcarraghOliver BreenRiver Raylast_img read more

Court orders Senator to show more detailed statement of means in debt case

first_imgA Judge has asked for a detailed statement of means from a Co Donegal senator who has appeared in court on foot of an instalment order application.Independent Senator Brian O Domhnaill appeared at Falcarragh District Court where an application was made to determine how much the politician can pay on a debt. The application was made by solicitor Rory O’Brien instructed by A&L Goodbody Solicitors on behalf of the Standards in Public Office (SIPO).It follows two separate applications by SIPO after High Court orders for costs were given in a previous case.The case arose after SIPO found Senator O’Domhnaill had wrongly claimed expenses of around €2,000 when he was a Fianna Fáil Donegal County Councillor during 2006/7 on foot of an anonymous complaint to Donegal County Council.The State ethics watchdog found Mr Ó Domhnaill intentionally broke ethics legislation after he claimed expenses from two separate bodies for the same trip.The Senator was found to have breached ethics rules by the Standards in Public Office Commission after claiming expenses from both Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta on three occasions in 2006.He claimed hundreds of euro in travel and subsistence for attending the events which took place simultaneously but which were hundreds of kilometres apart.It cost SIPO in excess of €360,000 to investigate the matter in which Senator O’Domhnaill denied any wrongdoing.Most of the costs relate to High Court and Court of Appeal hearings connected to the case and for translation services. SIPO won its claim for costs.In 2016 the Gortahork based senator resigned from Fianna Fáil and is now and Independent senator.Defence solicitor Kieran Haran claimed the application was vexatious by bringing it before the local court in his area.He said his client was looking for a period of time to deal with the matter through an insolvency practitioner.“This is vexatious in the first instance. A judgement is in place. Any other judgement against any other person would be allowed to go through process.“Why would Mr O’Domhnaill be any different. The aim is to bring it before the court in his local area. He is in quite a lot of debt because of this but it is not his only debt,” Mr Harron added.However, Mr O’Brien pointed out that the application was brought in the court area where Mr O Domhnaill resides and was being made on foot of the High Court orders.He added that SIPO was not consenting to an adjournment as this avenue had been explored before and rejected.Mr O Domhnaill was in the vicinity of the court but did not come into the courtroom for the hearing.Judge Paul Kelly asked to see Mr O Domhnaill’s statement of means.Having viewed the file he noted that the contents of the statement of means were “sparse.”He asked Mr Haran: “What can your client afford? On the face of it does not look like there is a lot there,” Judge Kelly asked referring to the statement of means.”Mr Harron told him some of the larger debts could be dealt with as there were two investment properties.Judge Kelly added “The difficulty is that his statement of means is very sparse. In the absence of a more detailed statement, it will be difficult for the court to deal with it.“He would need to be a lot more forthcoming with the various statements in the statement of means.”He adjourned the case until March 25 for a full statement of means.Court orders Senator to show more detailed statement of means in debt case was last modified: February 20th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtFalcarraghHIGH COURTSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLSIPOstatement of meanslast_img read more